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Deal of the week: Games, games, games
— 5:39 PM on February 24, 2012

Solid hardware deals seem scarcer than usual this week, but there are plenty of game download deals to make up for that—especially at Amazon. Let's see......

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Zune, Windows Live brands said to be on the chopping block
— 4:42 PM on February 24, 2012

Microsoft is cleaning house, it sounds like. We found out this morning that the company might cut down on the number of OS editions with...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Friday Shortbread
— 12:29 PM on February 24, 2012

Eight is Enough DigiTimes: Global HDD capactiy expected to be restored to 80% in 1Q12 Jon Peddie Research: Q4 graphics shipments increased...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Linsanity spreads to motherboard market
— 12:23 PM on February 24, 2012

Well, I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. ASRock has become the first company in the PC industry to hop on the Linsanity...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tribes: Ascend enters open beta
— 11:01 AM on February 24, 2012

I logged a lot of hours playing the original Starsiege: Tribes. It offered fantastic multiplayer gameplay on what was at the time a pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Windows 8 editions listed in HP driver notes
— 9:28 AM on February 24, 2012

Now, this could simply be a placeholder, not a genuine list of the upcoming Windows 8 editions. Still, it's an interesting slip-up by HP. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Max Payne 3 PC to have 'gloriously increased' detail
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2012

Something amazing may be about to happen: a PC release will have enhanced graphics but won't be delayed til six months after the console version...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Release roundup: High-end gear and a neat SATA dock
— 6:04 PM on February 23, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings of fresh product launches from ASRock, PowerColor, Thermaltake, and Spire: ASRock and Fatal1ty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cooling Storage

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ABC report shows Foxconn's iPad assembly line
— 4:50 PM on February 23, 2012

Ever wanted a peek into the factories where Apple products are made? Well, you're in luck. ABC's Bill Weir has posted an 18-minute report...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Ice Cream Sandwich update trickling out to original Transformer tablets
— 12:04 PM on February 23, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream... sandwich, that is. In a post on its Facebook page, Asus has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Via QuadCore CPU rides in on new Mini-ITX boards
— 11:11 AM on February 23, 2012

Remember the QuadCore CPU Via introduced last spring? We've been waiting for the chip to pop up in actual products, and now it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Forbes: Before ATI, AMD wanted to buy Nvidia
— 9:33 AM on February 23, 2012

Here's a fun bit of alternate history for you: what if AMD had never bought ATI? According to an interesting story by Forbes, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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SanDisk ramps 19-nm, 128 Gb flash chips
— 6:00 AM on February 23, 2012

And the next stepping stone on the way to uber-cheap solid-state drives has been laid. SanDisk says it has begun shipping 128Gb multi-level-cell NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on February 23, 2012

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: Intel ventures further into the foundry business with 22nm customers Adobe and Google partnering for Flash Player...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Gabe Newell talks DRM, open to developing gaming hardware
— 3:31 PM on February 22, 2012

Comic off-shoot The Penny Arcade Report has posted a lengthy interview with Valve's Gabe Newell. While he doesn't reveal the release date for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Asus unlocks Transformer Prime bootloader
— 1:38 PM on February 22, 2012

There's another advantage the Eee Pad Transformer Prime has over the iPad 2: an officially supplied unlocker. Asus released a bootloader unlocking tool for...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Trinity to boost performance, save power with resonant clock mesh
— 11:33 AM on February 22, 2012

The Piledriver CPU cores in AMD's upcoming Trinity APU will feature some special sauce courtesy of Cyclos Semiconductor, a company spun out of the University...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Borderlands 2 due on September 18
— 9:37 AM on February 22, 2012

Today's shooters are nice, but they lack a certain je ne sais quoi—like, say, thousands of procedurally generated weapons, which the player is compulsively driven...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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